Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Mathematics, General
Description: McMaster offers a variety of honours degrees in Mathematics and Statistics. These include a core program which allows the student the flexibility to pursue interests in other areas; specializations in Mathematics, Actuarial and Financial Mathematics and Statistics, which encourage the student to create a more focussed program of study; and several joint honours and co-op programs.

Entry to any of these programs is either through the Level 1 Mathematics and Statistics, or through any other Level 1 program at the university, provided the student has completed Math 1A03, 1AA3 and 1B03 (with high enough grades). Students who are planning to continue in Math & Stats should enrol in Level 1 Math & Stats as this gives them the dual advantages of courses Math 1X03, 1XX3 and 1C03 targeted to Math & Stats students and complete flexibility in their choice of other courses.

URL: Mathematical Science at McMaster University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,505

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Careers: Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 82 to 85

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, and SPH4U. Note: it is recommended that all first semester grades and a list of all courses for the entire year be submitted no later than March 1st.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86